Cite Soleil Now
Young kids play on a soccer field in the late afternoon in the Cite Soleil neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, July 19, 2011.
Most of the residents of Cité-Soleil are children or young adults. Although the life expectancy in Haiti is 52 years, few live past the age of 50 as many die from diseases, such as AIDS, or from violence.
The area has been called a "microcosm of all the ills in Haitian society: endemic unemployment, illiteracy, non-existent public services, unsanitary conditions, rampant crime and armed violence"